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They Shaped the Game

They Shaped the Game

by William Jay Jacobs

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-Brief accounts of the lives of three of the most talented and influential individuals to have played in the game of baseball. Jacobs does a commendable job of presenting accurate, interesting information in the 20-plus pages he devotes to each subject. While the majority of the text describes the outstanding athletic careers of the three men, Jacobs pulls no punches when covering the volatile off-field activities of Cobb and Ruth. Robinson's son's drug problems are also discussed. While the author makes general acknowledgments of the sources he referred to while preparing this book, he provides no formal documentation. Eleven black-and-white photographs, most of which were obtained from the National Baseball Library & Archive, appear throughout. A brief list of further reading is appended. A useful volume that might lead young readers to more substantial biographies.-Tom S. Hurlburt, La Crosse Public Library, WI

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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1st edition
Product dimensions:
7.29(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.63(d)
1130L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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